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Jun 2, 2011 12:00pm EDT
along north capital street. they set a noon deadline. surae chinn tells us if the power company reached its goal. surae? >> reporter: well, the deadline has come and gone, j.c. no power yet. pepco has not given the word. they said they're going to start re-energizing the system but that could be minutes away from now. so, the clock has struck noon right now. pepco still here. they are feverishly trying to get things back online. pepco was able to turn the power on for about an hour last night. a bit of a tease after it went dark again. >> thank you, pepco. thank you, pepco. getting the house back cool and all of a sudden, it went back off. >> chad murphy was in the shower when it went dark last night. >> i was calling my wife. >> now his electric wheelchair is running on empty. >> it is showing full but it will go down to the yellow. i'm almost dead. >> kevin has been living in a hotel not able to get to his third floor apartment since monday. he was supposed to start work this week but his new job at the eeoc is also without power. pepco crews are feverishly working on the repairs. the
CBS
Jun 2, 2011 6:00am EDT
again. surae chinn joins us live from one of the key trouble spots on the progress. good morning, surae. >> good morning to both of you. it has been a long two days. pepco workers are feverishly trying to get people back online. you can see them working right here at first and m streets northeast. and they're still working around the clock here. we went to a cooling shelter and we just shot this moments ago. so people could get some relief. red cross set up a shelter there on new jersey avenue. d.c. fire brought in a metrobus so people taking advantage of that. it feels a little better today but not much relief for the folks stuck inside. firefighters went door-to-door to check on the elderly and handicapped at tyler house apartments. where several hundred residents live. no electricity, no air conditioning and 90 degree temps. portable fans and a cooling center on the first floor provided some relief but with the elevator out, some can't come down or refuse to leave the eight story building. they're checking in bringing food and water in this one case, an 80 plus-year-old woman. >> we
CBS
Jun 10, 2011 5:00am EDT
temperatures in the 90s which could spell trouble if you're not careful. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live in dale city. do you have your fan today, surae? >> reporter: i don't have it. it is a little cooler i must say. a little bit of a reprieve but not much of one. i want to show you where we are. there is damage here. a viewer had called saying a tree was down and sure enough, when we arrived here at the potomac mill shopping center at this mcdonald's, you see all of the -- this is just one tree. but huge, massive limbs have just splintered apart. there must have been some high winds causing this damage. so, we're right next to the mcdonald's here. they also got flooded out. there have been workers this morning trying to get this place open. and so they're sweeping out the flooded water and everything, trying to get open. but there was some damage and a lot is going on by the way in the atmosphere. much of it has to do with the extremely hot temperatures. some kids on a field trip meanwhile didn't plan on ending up in the hospital. but education day at the southern maryland blue crabs b
CBS
Jun 23, 2011 5:00am EDT
reporter surae chinn is live in northwest washington with more. good morning, surae. >> reporter: good morning, andrea and mike. as if riders need one more reason to be late. this is important. this is about safety. now, metro operators are saying this is our last straw after some recent attacks, to bus drivers. they're taking a stand. we have anthony garland here who's been a bus driver for 21 years before you became the union safety officer. tell us what's happening today. >> basically, today, this is the operator's opportunity to tell them enough is enough. we need some assistance out here and performing our duties and you know, we're just saying they need to meet with the union and discuss meaningful, sustainable solutions to address this issue. so that they can perform their duties and assist the customers that they transport daily. >> reporter: anthony, talk about this 20 point or so safety check that they have to do. you guys are only allotted 10 minutes. you say that's not enough time. >> in contract negotiations, we address the issue that the 10 minute prep time is not enough
CBS
Jun 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
coworkers a week later. surae chinn joins us outside the store with their efforts to remember and recover. surae, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, mike. good morning, andrea. this is a new beginning, a new chapter for the lululemon athletica store. a new facade greets you and also a new stained glass window with the word love in honor of 30-year-old jayna murray, the life lost here at the store. you'll remember back in march where people lived in fear before the arrest and now, folks seem to be glad that the store is reopening. >> no concerns. i'm glad they reopened it. i think it was the right thing to do. >> back in march, the horrifying murder of 30-year- old jayna murray who lived in arlington. police say this was no random act. they say her coworker tried to make people believe that both were sexually assaulted by two masked men, police say it was norwood who bound her coworker, beat her so badly, she crushed her skull and severed her spinal cord. jayna murray's parents talked with good morning america back in march. >> whether she knew you for two seconds or years, th
CBS
Jun 10, 2011 12:00pm EDT
forecast when i see you in a few minutes. >>> strong storms left a trail of debris overnight. surae chinn visited one of the hardest hit areas in dale city. >> wow! you know what i'm saying, broke it down one time. one time. >> emmanuel was at work when he says lightning split the tree in half! >> it sounded like two big trucks collide, you know. it was very loud. >> reporter: the heavy downpours flooded the potomac mills shopping outlet. you see the branches all over the road. here on this man's driveway, a huge tree came falling down on this saturn suv. >> leo has a big power line lying across his yard. leading up and clearing trees are the order of the day in dale city. but an even larger tree came across from a neighbor's yard into lisa funk's backyard and pool. >> the hail was coming down so bad. i had never heard anything this bad. >> reporter: bedridden from multiple sclerosis, lisa funk can only see the damage from a snapshot her husband took but she certainly heard the storms. >> i was actually expecting a tornado because it was so loud. [ whistle ] >> reporter: intersections wen
CBS
Jun 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. there was panic and there was chaos during the height of the morning rush hour. surae chinn is at the metro station where it all unfolded just before 8:00 this morning. surae? >> reporter: j.c., metro transit police will be holding a press conference in less than half an hour where we should be learning more details but what we do know is police say that a woman made some type of verbal threat about a bomb and now she's being questioned by police. well, a routine ride into work was anything but after some really tense moments. his eight car train is stopped brrr 40 minutes. no air conditioning and no power. >> a lot of people were panicking. they were rushing up the steps just going crazy, running people over. >> reporter: the bomb square affected three stations from shady grove to twin brook. the train and the rockville metro station were evacuated. metro says riders were walking on the track bed and that's why the power was shut down. crowds of people stood on the corner outside of the rockville metro station waiting for a shuttle or someone to pick them up. >> they got on the train an to
CBS
Jun 24, 2011 12:00pm EDT
since that horrific day. surae chinn is standing by live at the lululemon with the latest now. surae? >> reporter: well, lesli, this is a bright, you in beginning for lululemon athletica, that's really the mood inside the store. we've got shoppers. we have coworkers and we have jayna murray's family inside the store. a beautiful new storefront with a stained glass window. that's all part of the healing process three months after this tragedy. >> i think she would love it. i think she would be here and to she is here in spirit. >> the newly renovated you lululemon store is the dedication to jayna murray. for mom and dad, it is emotional. >> walking into the store was difficult. but for me personally, i felt like jayna was right there with me and i was comforted by that. and then when i saw everybody in the store, and the smiles and the welcoming nature and everything, it was ok. >> reporter: the beautiful stained glass facade with the word "love" is a moving tribute. >> it means everything to me personally and to the family. that's what the murrays do is love. >> the family received a
CBS
Jun 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
their bottom line. they're hoping it won't. surae chinn is live at the beautiful congressional with a little more. good morning, surae. >> reporter: good morning to you, mike. yeah, plenty of excitement to go around minus tiger woods. we've been seeing a lot of folks coming in and out of the entrance at congressional. we've seen the dog sweep and officers doing their thing this morning as people come in and out of the place. from businesses to volunteers, folks are getting excited. >> thanks so much. i'm really looking forward to it. >> the usga is putting the finishing touches on congressional, preparing to welcome the word's top 156 golfers. with this much attention, there's lots of money to be made. 40,000 spectators are expected each day at the congressional for the u.s. open. >> there are vendors, there are sponsors who bring in clients from all over the world to be part of the event. there's volunteers, this tournament has 5500 volunteers. >> well, there are 10,000 hotel rooms roughly in montgomery county. and you know what? all of them are booked. mike, andrea? >> we can believe that,
CBS
Jun 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
this morning at congressional country club. surae chinn joins us live now from congressional. good morning, surae. what's happening there? >> good morning! you guys need to join me out here because the weather will be perfect, as you know. but if you can't, lots of activity going on at the entrance. we've got the cones here because montgomery county department of transportation doesn't want anyone turning around here. even though people are still doing that. and people are also getting dropped off here and crossing the street here and really what they want to do is have people walk down this green fence area and go across the overpass. but anyway, this is a huge deal and people are getting excited about it. >> i'm really looking forward to. it should be a blast. >> all right. so, congressional preparing to welcome the world's top 156 golfers. with this much attention, there's lots of money to be made. 40,000 spectators are expected each day here at congressional for the u.s. open. >>> there are vendors. there are sponsors who bring in clients from all over the world to be part of the event
CBS
Jun 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
carpool lanes are just for carpoolers only! >> only. >> surae chinn is live in falls church, virginia with what you need to know when you get behind the wheel. good morning, surae. >> good morning to you. yeah, police are on to rule breaks this morning. that's for sure. here on 66, we're seeing a lot of solo drivers because it is not into effect until 6:30. they have about a half hour to go. this is a major campaign to stop violators. capital region, hov awareness day. that means the highways will be crawling with police officers and you know what those roads are. in virginia, law enforcement will be targeting hov violators on 66 outside of the beltway which is already in effect at 5:30. where we are in falls church at 66 inside the beltway, they start at 6:30. don't forget the dulles toll road, that also starts at 6:30. and 95 and 395 which is mainly hov, that goes into effect actually at this very moment at 6:00. in maryland now, state police will be conducting its hov enforcement efforts on interstate 270 which begins right now through 9:00 a.m. and route 50 is all day, all night l
CBS
Jun 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
hearing, surae? >> that's right. this is a case that continues to haunt this new administration and the district. now, "the washington examiner" confirming a federal grand jury is looking into possible evidence of campaign misconduct. >> these are money orders gun to me by lorain green and howard brooks on behalf of mayor vincent gray. >> this investigation stems from sulaimon brown who claims he was paid by top aides of mayor gray's campaign to attack adrian fenty. brown said he was paid thousands of dollars. he was promised a job making $110,000. remember the dark sun glass. he was forced to testify earlier this month. >> i have said from the very beginning of the allegations that they were unfounded. we continue to take the same position with respect to that. i was the person that called for the investigation. invited the u.s. attorney to conduct the investigation. >> reporter: well, a federal jury ups the ante. the mayor, his attorney says he was not involved. he was not told to testify in front of the grand jury. this story becomes more serious. >> surae chinn reporting li
CBS
Jun 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
again. >> surae chinn is live with the story. good morning. >> good morning, mike, andrea. who could forget these images peering on this bridge. dramatic footage of this crash. now, metro running through fort totten. families of loved ones have chosen this overlook to erect this beautiful remembrance of their loved ones two years after the worst crash in metro's history. the incredible force lifted the train up into the air when the two red trains -- red line trains collided, the ntsb determined the crash happened because of metro's signaling system didn't detect a stopped train and failed to slow down the approaching train. this put into question the safety of the system and since the crash, there have been a fate of problems uncovered from its 1,000 series cars which will eventually be replaced in six years to escalator issues. since then, hundreds of millions of dollars have been poured in and devoted to making the transit system safer there. is now a new g.m. oversight committees in congress say there is more work ahead. families and victims two years later don't want the world t
CBS
Jun 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
of a dispute between bus drivers and metro. it involves safety and security. >> surae chinn is following this commuter alert. she's in northwest washington. so, what's the latest on the bus service, surae? wow. >> well, there are some delays. in fact, the driver who is leaving right now, she's 25 minutes late to her route. so, she's heading out there right now. she had to go through her inspection and that just took a lot longer. it is required but they're going through it much more thoroughly. you see a lot of the buses have actually left. they're still going through this checkpoint system. we have anthony garland here who is the safety union officer on duty. you have driven buses for some two decades. tell us what's going on right now. >> right now, they have put out extra assistance to assist the drivers. they've gone and fixed some of the technical problems that we spoke about in the last couple of days which is on addressing the expired d.c. inspection tickets and things of that sort. the operators are still going through their safety checks and they're going to make sure that centr
CBS
Jun 2, 2011 5:00am EDT
again. surae chinn joins us live from one. the key trouble spots. oh, my goodness, surae. >> reporter: here we go again. i'll tell you it feels a little better this morning. a little comfort for those suffering in the dark. check it out. bright lights here. that's because a big, huge generator is working overtime. but we walk across the street, it is dark. i will tell you just over across there, crews are working underground to repair these lines. but their target date was midnight. that has come and gone and it didn't happ. happen. >> firefighters went door-to- door to check on the elderly at tyler house apartment where is several hundred residents live. no electricity, no air conditioning and 90 degree temps. portable fans and a cooling center on the first floor provided some relief but with the elevator out, some can't come down or refuse to leave the eight story building. residents and social workers are checking and bringing food o and water to them. an 80 plus-year-old woman. >> we got a lot of people in wheelchairs. can't come down. >> we've been pressing pepco this morning and
CBS
Jun 8, 2011 4:30am EDT
from our surae chinn coming up. meanwhile, we want to show you as promised, the roadways around the region including 95 headed northbound, a live camera for you. everybody is doing fine as they make their way out of dumfries up toward the mixing bowl. we'll skip that camera and move it on to 395. want to show you the northbound traffic as we continue on. if you're making the trip toward the 14th street bridge, nothing in your way except the on-going construction project taking away the center lane. traffic is being divided. 495 in virginia, inner loop at 66, the roadwork holding steady. probably for the next half hour or so. in maryland, 270 headed southbound, no real problems to report. out of frederick past 121. all the way down to the lane divide. finally, we'll wrap it up with the bw parkway and 95. smooth sailing out of baltimore. still ahead, a look at 50 in maryland. that's in my next traffic report at 4:40. >>> we start with breaking news out of bethesda this morning. maryland state police are on the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident on the inner loop ramp leading to
CBS
Jun 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
investigation. >> it is looking into allegations of illegal activities by his 2010 campaign. >> surae chinn is live outside the wilson building with a story that's new this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, andrea and mike. this story continues to hold a cloud over this fairly new administration. now "the washington examiner" confirming a federal grand jury is looking into possible misconduct during his campaign. >> these are money orders that were given to me by lorraine green and howard brooks on behalf of mayor vincent gray. >> this investigation stems from mayoral brown who claims he was paid by top aides of mayor gray's campaign. brown said he was paid thousands. he was promised a $110,000 job. remember the dark sunglasses when he was forced to testify in front of the d.c. council earlier this month. >> mayor vincent gray gave me cash and money orders to maintain my campaign for mayor, cover living expenses and attack mayor fenty during the 2010 race. >> i said that his allegations are unfounded. i was the person that called for the investigation. >> reporter: now, gr
CBS
Jun 8, 2011 5:00am EDT
on the ramp from the inner loop to river road, 9news now reporter surae chinn is live at the scene in bethesda. you saw this one right after it happened, almost, surae. >> yeah, it was pretty disturbing and not something you really want to see on your way to work. i do want to show you that at that time, it was pretty dark. the street lamp was out. what happened was i was driving into work just before 3:00 this morning and i saw a woman's body lying across the road face down. at that point, i didn't see the second body and that's because the man is actually 25 yards behind that exit sign where police have been focusing on their investigation. i will tell you the investigation is going to take awhile. it is going to be at least an hour and a half to two hours, possibly more. but i want to describe exactly where we are. we're on the inner loop heading into maryland so you're crossing over the american legion and just at river road, the exit ramp, exit 39 right before it splits to go to potomac one way and then d.c. the other way. so, the investigation will continue this morning. you want to allo
CBS
Jun 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
at the time. mike? >> surae, suspects, i would imagine they're not giving you much in the way of information regarding suspects at this point. >> well, information is very slim right now. what we can say is that police continue to investigate and to talk with family members, friends and neighbors and we are hoping that we will learn much more and shed some light on this mystery of this little girl's death. mike? >> thank you, surae, live in gaithersburg this morning. >> now to prince george's county. a man shot and killed outside an elementary school there. this happened late last night outside carrollton elementary. that's in new carrollton. police have not released the name of the victim. they're searching though for the man's killer this morning. >>> a 73-year-old laurel, maryland, man is dead. he was hit by a car overnight. >> this happened along a busy road. one, laurel police tell us is a problem with people jaywalking. >> the man was struck and killed after 11:00 last night along route 198. the car which hit him did stop. police say the victim was not using the crosswalk even though t
CBS
Jun 3, 2011 5:00am EDT
year 23rd parkway and oxen run drive. surae chinn is live at the scene, good morning surae. >> reporter: well, so far we can confirm this is a woman and a baby found here. a disturbing discovery at the community center. we are in hill crest maryland and you can see that maryland park police are here. they have yellow tape roped around the wooded area and a playground as well. you can see that in the far distance. but they were found around 9:00 last night. they haven't said how they were discovered. but 9news now was there when family and relatives gathered and this was an interesting scene where tensions ran high. it looked as if people might have been arguing at each other and not really getting along. but in the tragedy, there are emotions that run high and so we are going continue to follow this. another element to this story is that on monday, a mother and her daughter went missing. 20-year-old wynetta wright who was last seen on curtis drive and temple drive in maryland. she had her 1-year-old daughter, jaylin with her and police are not confirming if that's the missing mother and
CBS
Jun 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
then mayor adrian fenty. surae chinn joins us live with a preview. >> reporter: good morning to you, andrea, mike. this should be an interesting meeting before the d.c. council committee in the wilson building here, and you know, it was once thought this testimony wouldn't happen because the one time mayoral candidate refused to testify. >> no comment. >> suleiman brown has given up the fight after a court appearance last week and is expected to talk before city leaders on the record about his claims that he was offered a job and given cash by campaign aides in exchange for attacking then incumbent adrian fenty. mayor vincent gray denies brown was paid anything or promised a job, only he was told he could interview for the position. >> i can't even imagine engaging in such reprehensible behavior. and i know absolutely nothing about anyone in my campaign who did that. >> reporter: and brown says he was given $600 to attack fenty and says he has phone records of repeated calls to and from the gray campaign, but d.c. council is trying to get to the bottom of alleged flawed hiring practice by t
CBS
Jun 7, 2011 6:00am EDT
of himself over the internet. the new york democrat finally fessed up but says he will not resign. >> surae chinn is live on capitol hill this morning where there will, indeed, be an ethics investigation. surae, good morning. >> good morning to you. all of the cynics out there wondering what the next scandal would be in washington, d.c. and the capital. now we know, it is weiner gate. very embarrassing and you know, pundits are having a field day with this. weiner, weiner, pants on fire. here is another one. weiner hacked. congressman weiner in a pickle after claiming facebook hacked. last one, weiner is cooked. big government to release photos and evidence of representative weiner's internet sex capades. the president came out with a press conference in his confession to the world. >> the picture was of me and i sent it in. >> that's right. shamed congressman anthony weiner said he met the women mainly through facebook. he thought he sent a lewd photo to a college student in washington. there were at least six women. he had been doing it for three years before and after he got married. >>
CBS
Jun 8, 2011 6:00am EDT
. it is currently closed. that's where we find our surae chinn who's been live there all morning. surae, you have the very latest. what have you learned? >> i just talked with maryland state police. they want to open up the road in about 20, 30 minutes. good news for commuters. i'm told the medical examiner is here and possibly wrapping up their final investigation here. and so at that point, then this ramp could be open in the next 20, 30 minutes. what we know from here is that this was a double fatality on a motorcycle. police say that the driver hit a guardrail and the two people flipped over. the woman lying on the ground here on river road exit and the man flew behind the exit some 20, 30 yards behind there. it took some time for authorities to actually find the body there. the motorcycle lying underneath the bridge. that's the latest. no identity has been released. that will take time pending this investigation and notification for families. angie? >> that update, surae was live on the inner loop on the ramp to access river road. it will be closed for the next 30 minutes or so. as an altern
CBS
Jun 9, 2011 5:00am EDT
and a little bit over in some places. >> we'll be skyrocketing toward triple digits once the sun rises. surae chinn has more on the heat alert day live in dupont circle. good morning, surae. >> reporter: good morning. the temperature gauge, 82 degrees out at dupont circle. as howard has been saying, it is a steam bath. it is already heating up. i feel comfortable. my photographer behind the camera is sweating bullets. does this look familiar, andrea? everybody is going to try to stay cool any way they can. but really, you have to be mindful of your body. pay attention today. temperatures will be soaring. you have a heat advisory, code orange day and that really means the air quality can be pretty bad. you have to watch out for the elderly, children, pets. there is always the concern for heat exhaustion and the more serious heatstroke. watch for rising blood pressure, cramping, headaches, shortness of breath. >> even healthy people can have severe detrimental effects from the weather. >> the firefighters go in, they work for one duration of their air bottle, come out, remove their protective c
CBS
Jun 9, 2011 6:00am EDT
today with temperatures nearing the 100 degree mark. >> it is warm already. surae chinn is live in dupont circle this morning. we already saw temperatures near and above 80. >> let me check right now. trust me, we're staying put at about 82 degrees this morning. it is not going to stay that way for very much longer. and you said it is going to reach near 100 but it will feel well into the hundreds. i showed this last time. i'm so glad i have this. i'm going to keep this close at hand. hope you got one last week. but anyway, it is going to stay warm and it is going to be nice to try to keep cool today. it will be a little bit hard. you want to -- keep in mind you know, your body, you know, be mindful of what's going on. the temperatures are soaring. you have the heat advisories starting at noon to 8:00. you also have the code orange day. that means that people who are susceptible, the elderly, the pets, people who have lung disease and asthma will be affected. there is always the concern for heat exhaustion and the more serious condition of heatstroke. watch for rising blood pressure,
CBS
Jun 10, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> surae chinn is live in dale city where another steamy start we're dealing with. she's got a big tree in front of her. surae? >> look at all of the branches out here. it must have been quite a show here in dale city. but just check it out. this is from just one tree alone. look how large it is. it really reminded me of a broccoli crown and cut in half. and so that's the damage here. just this one area. i want to give you some reference now. we're across the street from the potomac mills outlet. very popular spot here. so, that's where the high winds, powerful winds came straight through. now, during our drive from d.c. to dale city, we saw a lot of branches all across the road in the city, strong winds made a beeline for dale city last night and a viewer called us, talking about the mcdonald's which is where we're standing where there was flooding going on inside the restaurant and the power was out. the storm knocked out not only at the mcdonald's but all along here with thousands of others in the dark. >> what sound? what's down? >> are you going to open on time? >> i'm trying. >>
CBS
Jun 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> it is day three of a strike by drivers and it shows no sign of ending soon. >> surae chinn is live in arlington to explain how this is going to affect you if you take that bus. good morning, surae. >> reporter: good morning to you, mike, andrea. it will be a 30-minute delay is what they're saying or it could be an hour. we've got one bus here out of service but it is expected to leave in just a few minutes. we'll see if it leaves on time. these are the first buseses of the morning. you expect them to leave on time. already urgent messages on their web site here that says that you are going to expect delays. it already says their peak emergency response management service plan is in place. expect disruptions and they say at the very end, thank you for your patience. you're going to have to pack all of that patience because some two dozen bus drivers have called in sick to strike and also they have been suspended without pay. well, they also say their supervisors routinely refuse to give them bathroom breaks. we did get in touch with the owner of the transit company that runs the bus
CBS
Jun 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
when one red line train slammed into another. 9news now reporter surae chinn joins us from near the crash scene with more this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it is a somber area. a beautiful heartfelt memorial on the bridge. you can see pictures here that simply says we love you so much, mommy. another one of nikki and there it simply says i love mom. this is again, the worst crash in metro's history. this is the bridge that we've come to know overlooking this terrible crash site at fort totten. two years ago, a metro train slammed into another. the incredible force lifted the train up into the air. the ntsb determined it happened because of metro's signaling system didn't detect a stopped train and failed to slow down the approaching train. families of the victims two years later don't want the world to forget the loss on these tracks and yesterday, they came out here to charles langley bridge on new hampshire avenue and put up this memorial. >> there were bodies everywhere. arms, legs, everywhere. >> and it hurts. to know that she had to pass away thi
CBS
Jun 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
of a brutal murder reopens today for the first time since that killing. surae chinn is there live to preview what will certainly be an emotional day. good morning. >> good morning, andrea. it will be. this is essentially a new store, a new beginning for visitors coming in. new facade also will greet people. the sign that says yoga, love, fun, peace. and this is all in honor of jayna murray, the beautiful person month lost her life here and the stained glass window also in honor with the word love. people lived in fear back in march, you'll remember days before they made their arrest and folks here are glad lululemon is opening up again. >> i'm glad they reopened it. it was the right thing to do. >> back in march, the horrifying murder of jayna murray who lived in arlington and police say this was no random act, although they say her coworker tried to make people believe that both were sexually assaulted by two masked men. but police say it was norwood who bound her coworker, beat her so badly, she crushed her skull and severed her final cord. jayna murray's parents talked with "good morning
CBS
Jun 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
. surae chinn is ille maryland wi preview. >> good morning to you, mike, andrea. leslie johnson, who is charged with witness and evidence tampering is expected to plead guilty this morning. exactly what she's pleading to, we don't know exactly until 9:00 this morning when this hearing gets underway and u.s. federal court. but meanwhile, her husband, we do know, already pleaded guilty. former county exec jack jon pleaded guilty in a scandal involving a pay to play scheme in which developers have admitted to being paid six government contracts. the two were arrested a few days before leslie johnson was sworn in as a county council member and there, she has remained ever since. >> i think it is better for the county to step down. since she is a part of her husband. >> well, remember back in november, the fbi said leslie johnson could be heard talking on the phone to her husband over flushing a $100,000 check down the toilet and stuffing $80,000 in her underwear and bra. mike, andrea? >> what if mrs. johnson does plead guilty to the felony charges this morning, what happens then? >> well
CBS
Jun 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
's accused in a pay for play bribery scheme and she may be making a plea deal. surae chinn has a preview. terry porter is highly suspected leslie johnson will plead guilty. she is charged with a federal felony count of witness and evidence tampering. if she's going to admit guilt to that, remains to be seen. we'll find out in a few hours at 9:00. the hearing does get underway in u.s. federal court this morning. you'll also remember her husband, former county exec jack jon admitted guilt and pleaded guilty to a collections scandal in which developers have admitted to being paid to fix government contracts. the fbi says that leslie johnson could be heard talking on the phone through wiretaps with her husband over flushing a $100,000 check down the toilet and stuffing $80,000 in her bra and underwear. while the two were arrested, days before leslie johnson was sworn in as a county council member. there she's remained since. if she does admit guilt to this, she will be forced out of her county council seat. if not, she could remain at the position. it is hard to imagine them not addressing
CBS
Jun 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
that's the vehicle in question. >> surae chinn is live on the scene where a suspicious vehicle near the pentagon was spotted near the side of the road. it's been going on a little more than two hours. we heard from crystal, a spokesperson for the arlington county police department saying basically they see a suspicious vehicle and what is happening seems like a big deal to us but she says we treat it as a normal suspicious vehicle when it's near the pentagon. this, apparently some device was spotted in the vehicle and what we're now waiting for is a controlled explosion, a detonation of whatever that was. >> exactly. one of the other things we're waiting on, after that control explosion takes place it's our understanding authorities will give us a news conference where more information will come forth about how they found it, what it means in relationship to anything, whether it's a domestic terrorist situation, just a prank. what level of security threat could or could not be. that information is coming up. as you might imagine, this has been going on before 6:00 a.m., causing a tr
CBS
Jun 1, 2011 5:00am EDT
a home in the 700 block of raven avenue. 9news now reporter surae chinn joins us live on the phone from the scene where investigators have been very careful with their information thus far. good morning, surae. >> good morning, andrea and mike. i can tell you moments ago, a minivan was towed away from the area. escorted by police, we're presuming this is the family minivan. police out here won't say anything. i'm standing in front of 745 raven avenue here in gaithersburg where the tragedy happened. there is still yellow tape around the townhome. there is still even a light on on the second floor of the townhome. but we don't know if anyone is inside, presumably not. i want to show you also the video from last night. distraught family members, friends and neighbors gathered at the neighbor. some crying and comforting each other. now, police tell us at 7:35, they received a call for a pediatric injury. police arrived and found the girl in the basement of the home, dead. >> montgomery county police are investigating this as a homicide at this time. we are interviewing family members, neigh
CBS
Jun 1, 2011 12:00pm EDT
night. while it has not been ruled a homicide, police are treating it that way. surae chinn reports from the townhome now being treated as a crime scene. >> reporter: a tragic mystery as police stand guard watching over the townhome, surrounded by yellow tape. people here are wondering what happened here before police arrived and found the girl's body. >> i was very shocked and surprised. i wasn't for sure exactly what was going on. >> i'm a father. it is really sad. >> police received an emergency call last night about a child who was injured. when they arrived, they found a girl they believed to be 12 years old, unresponsive in the basement of 745 raven avenue in gaithersburg. >> this is very disturbing. >> reporter: the morning paper sits at the doorstep, delivered to the home that's now being treated as a crime scene. >> there was some trauma to the body. we are investigating this as a homicide. >> i'm really just caught off- guard. i'm wondering why did this happen? what would something like this happen. a lot of questions. >> reporter: hall would often see her neighbors heading off
CBS
Jun 3, 2011 12:00pm EDT
politan police officer is in custody. he's not been charged yet. our surae chinn went back to the scene where the bodies were found in hillcrest heights. >> raw emotions outside of hillcrest heights community center near where the bodies were found. the devastating news brought the missing baby's grandmother to the scene, suspecting they could be her loved ones. >> bodies in the woods. this is the last place she was staying with her baby's daddy. >> she said the baby's father had contacted the victim the night before they went missing so they could meet at this very park. >> he called her at 10:00 at night, told her to meet him at this park. we haven't heard from her since. >> at the metropolitan police officer turned suspect's temple hill's home, no one answered and that's because he's been in custody. but prince george's county police still watch over the home. prince george's county cadets are here on the scene where two bodies were found. the cadets are here canvassing the area to find more evidence. >> the infant's grandmother was looking forward to celebrating her granddaughter's
CBS
Jun 6, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. it happened around 5:30 this morning in a centreville apartment. surae chen has more. >> reporter: fairfax county police are investigating the fifth homicide of the year. one woman was stabbed to death. two others were taken to the hospital from this third-story apartment. >> just shocked. >> it's just a surprise that it happened. >> reporter: max kim says the woman who died was good friends with his wife, seen here overcome by emotion. >> they're nice neighbors and nice friends to my wife. >> reporter: how hard is this on you and your family and your wife? >> my wife, it's so bad, it's sad. >> reporter: he says a family member, also korean, also injured, came banging on the door for help. >> she opened up the door, and he was laying down on the floor. >> reporter: police arrived off braddock road around 5:30 this morning. the surviving victims were rushed to the hospital. a minivan was towed away for evidence. friends say the women involved are sisters and the man could be a husband or boyfriend of the surviving woman. police have not said who may have been the perpetrator but all suffere
CBS
Jun 8, 2011 12:00pm EDT
the split. surae chinn was at the accident site this morning. she tells us what she saw. >> reporter: i was just heading into work this morning just before 3:00, i was exiting the inner loop getting on to the river road exit when i came upon the body, a woman was lying face down on the road where you see the cones over there. at that point, there were no emergency crews at the time. so, i called 911. they said there were a couple of people who had called already but they were having a tough time pinning down exactly where the location was. so, i kind of directed them to this location. at this point, i didn't see the second body. the man had been thrown behind that exit sign some 30 yards in. sky 9 shows the red sport motorcycle underneath the exit ramp in pieces. police say the man and woman on the bike hit the guardrail and were thrown from the motorcycle. maryland state police say the two were wearing helmets but the impact so great it didn't save their lives. police found a backpack and license plate at the accident scene. they also picked up the helmets they were wearing. the river
CBS
Jun 9, 2011 12:00pm EDT
said, the heat advisory is in effect and the mercury is climbing. surae chinn shows us how some are staying cool. >> weather it is working outside -- whether it is working outside -- >> please remain safe and stay hydrated. >> or running the virginia law enforcement torch run for the special olympics, it is tough being out here. >> i have a camelback and just going to keep myself hydrated. >> reporter: they're resolved to keep them going. >> it is going to be really hot. we'll have to keep motivated. it is all for a good cause. i'm excited about it. been looking forward to this all week. >> we're here to show support at the federal level. >> reporter: that's what we're talking about. something to keep your mind cool. most people we talked with say they're going to keep inside as much as possible today. >> i'm not going to leave the building until it is time to go home. >> absolutely. i already have my lunch in my bag. i'm not leaving the building. >> that's not an option for herbert wilkinson. >> it is like being in phoenix, it is like being in arizona today. >> he was already
CBS
Jun 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
-- enforcing hov restrictions. a lot of drivers were caught in the crackdown. surae chinn reports it was not a good day to cheat the system! [ sirens ] >> reporter: one by one -- >> i need your driver's license with registration. >> reporter: troopers pull people over for trying to cheat the system. >> i had no clue. >> you can't drive on this in the morning. >> not unless you have someone else in the car. >> reporter: the excuses can vary. >> i was just following my gps. >> reporter: it translates into a ticket if you're driving solo during hov hours. >> whether it is first timers or offenders, they had heard all of the excuses. >> they wanted the dog to be count as a third person. >> james was driving into work. >> got a little bit of a problem right now with your license. >> reporter: and learned he was driving under a suspension in virginia for an old violation that wasn't taken care of. >> so, i'm going to get that taken care of. see, i'm from north carolina. >> in just an hour's time, trooper turned over at least ten drivers and that doesn't include the others who skate by
CBS
Jun 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
hill court in crofton, maryland. surae chinn has more from anne arundel county. >> i'm just shocked. this is not what i expected to come out. >> reporter: as people were waking up and getting ready for work in the neighborhood -- >> did you hear any yelling or screaming? >> nothing at all. >> reporter: a father took a knife and attacked his own wife and two daughters aging 13 and 20 years old. >> it is actually crazy. i was shocked. my mom said she saw the two daughters in blood and the mom go out in an orange bag. >> one of the daughters called police saying her own father stabbed her. anne arundel county police arrived at 1615 forest hill court in crofton, maryland and found the mother and daughters are knife wounds. mother has the most critical injuries. police say the 49-year-old father was not there. he was found an hour later hiding in the woods nearby. police say he also had knife wounds which could have been self-inflicted. >> treating it as a domestic incident. with the father, mother and daughters, believe thapg the father stabbed the three females inside of the home. >>
CBS
Jun 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
into work. the lights were out of sync. surae chinn is on rockville pike with more information. >> reporter: this light is green and traffic is slowing but the farther signal is red and that's a problem we're seeing all along rockville pike. the synchronization is off. some parts are ok but here, a little bit of a congestion at o'neil drive in gaithersburg. >> as you can see, it is congested. i'm late for work. >> reporter: montgomery county officials say the storms that rolled through knocked out the computer system that operates the timing and synchronization of 200 signals along rockville pike. that means there's more stop and go traffic. >> reporter: how late are you for work? >> 30 minutes. >> all because of rockville pike? >> all because of rockville pike. through should be more green time. timing should work out so when you reach the next light, it will have turned green. for the most part, the entire span of rockville pike wasn't at a crawl. >> i just left for work. >> it is ok so far? >> yeah, it is. >> the out-of-sync lights did cause delays in other parts. >> of course, it is ann
CBS
Jun 3, 2011 6:00am EDT
. that's where we find surae chinn this morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, we are learning that it is a woman and a child. but mike and andrea, take a look at the area. take a good look. this is an area where children gather. this is where families, children have fawn. now, it's surrounded by yellow tape and back in the wooded area, is where a woman and a child were found next to each other. maryland park police now stand guard over this area. no one in, no one comes out at this point. it's quiet now, but last night a different story where relatives gathered and emotions running high. and it looked as if not everybody was getting along. there was a large police presence last night. and the bodies, a woman and a child found around 8:00 last night. police say they were next to each other in the wooded area near 23rd parkway and oxen rim drive in hill-- hill drive in hillcrest heights. we have been asking police this morning if the bodies are that of 20-year-old wynetta wright, last seen on curtis drive near branch avenue. but police have not been able to confirm that. and als
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Jun 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
reporter surae chinn is live on capitol hill with more on the story. good morning, surae. >> good morning to both of you. it is the reason why some people don't trust politicians and you know that web sites and newspapers are having a field day with their headlines. this is just a few of them here. the drudge report, twitter tears. weiner admits. then we go to the "new york post," what are they saying? weiner exposed. and then we head over to another one. the daily news, weiner's pickle. all very embarrassing. the new york congressman came out yesterday in a press conference. his confession to the world. >> the picture was of me. and i sent it. >> shamed congressman anthony weiner says he mentioned women mainly through facebook. he thought he sent the lewd photo, the gray underwear photo to a college student in seattle. instead, he tweeted it out. he panic and told the lie he had been hacked. he stuck with the story for ten days until last night. >> i'm deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife and our family. and my constituents, my friends, supporters and staff. in addition over
CBS
Jun 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
along the course in bethesda. surae chinn joins us live from the fan shuttle bus site in gaithersburg. enablingsivity there yet? >> reporter: hey, we have activity. day one of the tournament. people are ready to go. these are people who want to make sure they get the spot and they get on the shuttle first up the morning. here we have the new sign here. you also once you get here, you have to go through the metal detectors. you go through there because no cell phones, no cameras are allowed. we've got one early riser here this morning and you can see all the shuttle buses there. people have already boarded making sure they're going to be the first one up. so here's what you need to know besides traffic being a nightmare on river road. you need to have parking here. the best way to get to congressional is by parking at the montgomery county fairgrounds where we are. and crown farm and then you want to take the shuttle. it runs from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day of the tournament. nonstop. it will take about 25 minutes to get there. but depending on traffic it could take longer. or you
CBS
Jun 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
to the dulles toll road and belt warnings i it didn't go well. our reporter is live surae chinn is live. >> reporter: good morning, it's not a complete fix but vdot is trying. they've done several things here. they've added an easy pass only to the right far lane. remember in the past the only opportunity to use these lanes for easy pass only were the far two left lanes here. and so folks had to change four to five lanes of traffic to get on the beltway here. and so that caused major problems, big issues as you know. now they've added this lane. secondly they've also added 1000 feet to the far left lane so folks could get enough time to change lanes. and thirdly, they want to improve the signs. not always the signs have been congruent with the changing construction project and the patterns going on. they want to improve that as the weeks and months go on. but they're trying to do this, we'll see if it works, but for right now, you know, the backups have been so severe and so dramatic, people have been lane jumping, blocking traffic. it's been a nightmare. we're hoping vdot has the solut
CBS
Jun 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
. trying to untangle a mess on the eastbound dulles toll road at the beltway, a mess it made itself. surae chinn is following the commuter alert, live in tysons corner where raindrops are falling on her now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we have rain falling. that will slow down traffic. vdot is hoping some of the changes they've done will help improve traffic and i've already seen drivers taking advantage of some changes this morning. for instance they've done several things, one of which is adding an easy pass lane to the far right side. folks before only had the opportunity on the far left lane to go through easy pass only and then had to change four to five lanes of traffic. so now they have the opportunity, but it could take some time for the message to get across and to get used to these new patterns. another thing vdot did was to add 1000 feet to the far left lane so folks did have enough time to change and get on the beltway. and the other thing they want to do is improve the signs. that can only help because it's been confusing. people have been stopping in the middle o
CBS
Jun 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
and virginia are conducting a capital region hov awareness day. 9news now reporter surae chinn joins us live from falls church with more on that in her bright colored vest. good morning, surae. >> reporter: that's right. no cheating today, right? well, if you sneak by before 4:00, it won't happen today. that's at least what virginia state police and maryland state police are saying. we're right now in falls church, 66 going into d.c. where hov begins at 6:30. this is a major campaign. it is called the capital region. hov awareness day. meaning the highways will be saturated with police officers. if you drive these roads and you know what they are, they will be full of officers. but in virginia, law enforcement will be targeting hov violators on 66 outside of the beltway. that begins at 5:30. an hour later, it will be hov, 66 inside the beltway. also beginning at 6:30 is the dulles toll road. 95 and 395, mainly hov three, that begins in about an hour. now to maryland, state police there will be conducting an hov enforcement efforts on interstate 270 between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and route 5
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Jun 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
with the contractor that runs the county bus service. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live in arlington with more on this possible headache. good morning, surae. >> big time headache. good morning to both of you. if you are planning to ride an arlington transit bus service, you might want to bring lots of reading material and that's because the dispute is on- going. there's no end in sight. so, there are going to be major delays. >> unfair labor practices, women are being sexually harassed over there. operations manager, poor scheduling. poor scheduling. they want us to urinate in a cup. >> well, that's a big time claim but bus drivers we talked with who have been suspended without pay say their supervisors aren't you tenley refuse to give them bathroom breaks. we did get in touch with the owner of the transit company, bill forsyth. he says that claim is false and that drivers are given breaks but they often choose not to use them. >> it may be a bad analogy but you know, in high school, you have to go to the bathroom between class. you're expected to. in the bus business, you're expected to go t
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Jun 6, 2011 6:00am EDT
and level attacks against then incumbent mayor adrian fenty. surae chinn joins us live from outside the wilson building in northwest with a preview of what is a much anticipated meeting. >> reporter: good morning you have that right. suleiman brown had no problems speaking before, he was out spoken when he was abruptly fired making claims that he was paid to attack adrian fenty, then mayoral incumbent candidate. well, then just suddenly he stop talking. >> no comment. >> reporter: but now it's back on again, not by choice, but basically told by a judge last week that he would testify before a d.c. council committee. mayor vincent gray denies brown was paid anything or promised a job, only that he could interview for the position. >> i can't even imagine engaging in such reprehensible behavior. and i know absolutely nothing about any -- anyone in my campaign who did that. >> reporter: and brown tells a different story. he says he was given $600 in cash to attack fenty and says he has phone records of repeated calls to and from the gray campaign. so we'll see if he sticks with that st
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Jun 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
prosecutors have charged two men who they say are responsible for violating laws. surae chinn is live in the newsroom with the details on this can probably going to take a while to unfold. >> reporter: good morning to you mike, andrea. accused of dirty politics and now a grand jury has gone ahmed and indicted two long time aides to republican candidate then and former governor bob ehrlich. you might remember the robo call that happened last year. take a listen. >> i'm calling to let everybody know that governor o'malley and president obama have been successful. we're okay, relax, everything is fine. the only thing left is so watch it on tv. >> reporter: but in fact the polls were still open. the calls went to 112,000 registered voters in baltimore city and prince george's county. julius henson and paul schurick have been indicted on three counts of conspiracy to violate maryland's election laws. one count of attempting to suppress voter turnout and one charge of failing to identify who was behind those calls. schurick faces an additional challenge of obstruction of justice. now in an
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